In a bizarre twist, the news outlet I’ve taken to calling the Pwned By Sadists Inside the Möbius Beltway Hour published an interesting finding.
Apparently fruit flies drink alcohol to self medicate. It keeps them safe from parasites. Some of you may be thinking, “I’ve heard of that: absinthe, the wormwood in absinthe is well known to flush intestinal parasites.” But that’s only partly what is at work, based on my understanding of this report.
[Yahweh] makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for man to cultivate — bringing forth food from the earth: wine that gladdens the heart of man, oil to make his face shine, and bread that sustains his heart.
As the rhetoric against legalizing marijuana heats up, there have been more than a few people who have stepped forward to promote the War on Drugs. They are against legalizing marijuana for any reason, including allowing medical doctors to suggest patients try it. Ironically, much of this opposition is not coming from doctors, but the purveyors of the Drug War.